2015-07-11 / Potter County News

Potter County tax sale date set

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) has been working with property owners who have failed to pay their real estate taxes, while preparing for the annual “upset sale.”

That’s an auction to sell those properties on which taxes for 2013 or earlier have not been paid. It will be held at 10 am on Monday, Sept. 14, in the Gunzburger Building auditorium.

A list of the properties that are subject to sale by auction will be posted on the Potter County website, pottercountypa.net (click on Departments/ Tax Claim).

Officials advise those whose names appear on the list that they may be able to avoid having their properties posted with tax sale notices if they make immediate payment.

TCB has implemented a series of changes to make things easier for those who have fallen behind on their taxes, including a monthly installment option (owner-occupied properties only) and a credit card payment system.

Those payments are accepted online only, through the Tax Claim Bureau website at pottercountypa.net. The credit card payment option is limited to overdue taxes (2014 and earlier). Deadline to pay the 2013 and prior real estate taxes by credit card is Aug. 31.

All of the changes have had positive results, according to TCB Director Deanna Johnston.

“The number of delinquent properties has been tracking downward in recent years, and this year’s list is down by 25 percent over last year’s,” she said.

Tax Claim Bureau office is located in Suite 111 of the Gunzburger Building, 1 North Main Street, Coudersport PA 16915; telephone (814) 274-0488, Option 1.

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